Magic Rock Brewing Co. Damn, Son (6.5%)

Magic Rock have brewed this sour damson IPA in collaboration with Hawkshead Brewery and it’s really rather good, though it’s not half as damsony as I was expecting.
In fact you might be forgiven in thinking that the tart fruitiness is coming from the hops – T90 Denali and Mosaic, Cryo-Mosaic and Simcoe – working with the Brett yeast and yoghurt.
The beer pours a pinky orange and holds hardly any head, with a soft lemon and plum aroma, and taking a swig you find the malts are subtle and gentle, all honey and shortcake, while the lactose adds a creaminess to the body and a little vanilla richness to the flavour.
Those hops are all lime zing and lemon sherbet fizz, and the yeast brings a earthy fungal tartness.
And then, gently wafting about in the background, the damsons pop up with their pithy dry fleshiness.
Lovely and summery.

Source: Ales By Mail

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
This entry was posted in Beer Review, CAMRGB and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.